Start-up firm develops pennycress as cover crop for biodiesel and meal

Start-up firm develops pennycress as cover crop for biodiesel and meal

19th April, 2021

A US agricultural startup has developed a cover crop derived from field pennycress that produces an oil for use in sustainable fuel and animal feed, Des Moines Register reported on 31 March.

Extreme weather hits olive oil production

Extreme weather hits olive oil production

19th April, 2021

Olive oil production is being disrupted due to adverse weather and other climate change factors, Eater reported on 24 March.

Mega IPO of sugar and ethanol firm Raízen expected later this year

Mega IPO of sugar and ethanol firm Raízen expected later this year

16th April, 2021

Leading Brazilian energy company Raízen is preparing an initial public offering (IPO), Reuters reported sources as saying on 29 March.

Latest issue: March/April 2021

March/April 2021

Our March/April 2021 issue gives an update on the expansion of soyabean oil sales during the COVID-19 pandemic with biodiesel use growing in the USA and imports increasing in key markets.

In a special focus, we look at how Southeast Asia accounts for 80% of natural fatty acids and fatty alcohol production and is also a major consumer of oleochemicals.

We also report on China’s post-pandemic recovery and the outlook for the country’s edible oil sector.

In addition, the March/April 2021 issue includes a round-up of the latest plant and project developments around the world.

OFI’s regular mix of news, event listings and statistics also feature in this issue.